Don’t Be That Guy: An Animated GIF Guide To Surviving New York (And Any Other City)

Published April 25, 2014
Updated February 1, 2024

The pace is manic, there are seemingly a billion people crammed into a very small space, and it feels as though you are annoying each and every one of those one billion. Just going to New York is a feat in itself, but luckily Nathan Plye has created an entertaining guide so that getting around New York City is more manageable for you and it’s residents. Enjoy his animated GIF guide to surviving New York (and most other cities on the planet):

NYC GIF Guide Subway Entrances

Garbage Scent

Stay Out Of The Way

Subway Seats

NYC Love Hate Relationship

Restaurant Attire

Entering Subway Cars

Spotting Celebrities

Subway Seats

Recording Videos

New York City GIF Guide

Kissing In Public



Cell Phone Service

NYC GIF Guide Holding Hands

Close The Door

Empire State Versus Chrysler Building GIF

Touching On The Subway

New York City GIF Assertive

New York City GIF Guide Eating On Subway Trains

New York City GIF Guide The Villages

Empty Subway Cars

Tourist Path

Shaking Buildings

Eating On The Street

Subway Love

NYC GIF Guide Bodegas

Walking Formation

NYC Etiquette Staying Focused

Union Square

Moving To New York City

Finding Housing In New York

Who Wins In NYC

New York City GIF Guide Puddles

Street Solicitations

New York City GIF Guide Heating

All the GIFs above are from Nathan Pyle, who just released NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette as a book. After you enjoy the gallery above, be sure to see Johnny T's equally useful and hilarious New York City tourist tips:

And if you enjoyed this New York City GIF guide, be sure to see All That Is Interesting's other posts on incredible photographs of New York City, PBH2's collection of GIFs, the summer of 1969 in New York!

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